Pick: #31 , The Banknote Book: B118 , Other: #LK176
Frenc West Africa. Bank of West Africa. 1942-1943 Issues. 100 francs Type 1942. Printer: E. Wright Bank Note Co, Philadelphia. Dimensions: 138 x 79 mm. Watermark: No. Front: two-color printing, mainly pink and black. Back: two-color printing, predominantly green and yellow. On the front: black frame composed of abstract shapes with the value "100" printed in white in rosettes at the corners. In the center, a baobab tree with 3 characters on a pink security background with the acronym "BANQUE DE L'AFRIQUE OCCIDENTALE (BANK OF WEST AFRICA)" in rehearsal. Above in a black cartridge, the issuing institute "BANQUE DE L'AFRIQUE OCCIDENTALE". The numbering and signatures are printed in black. Below, article 139 of the Penal Code is printed in black. A single type of signature with The Secretary General, Pierre Bourceret and The Comptroller General, Claude Bottin. On the back: green frame composed of abstract shapes with the value in figures in the corners. In the center, in a medallion, a view of an African landscape made up of palm trees and huts. Above in curved letters, the title "BANQUE DE L'AFRIQUE OCCIDENTALE" in capital letters. Below, the issue date "DECEMBER 14, 1942" and the value in words. The specimen is known numbered "A1-000". A note is known with an eight-digit control number "11388668" or "O456-668", with perforations "CANCELLED" and a handwritten number 149 on the front right.